Woodcarving for a good cause
I started “Woodcarving boards for charity” as a project targeted towards helping people in need. Each time you buy one of my hand-carved boards, I will donate 30% of the sale price to UNICEF, the Malala Fund, or the charity of your choice.
The idea of bringing together art and charity was inspired by the work of Voblago Club (transl. “for good”) and the Nochlezhka Foundation (transl. “shelter for the night”), who were already actively collaborating with visual artists. I originally thought it might be a wonderful idea to connect my own work, which uses uniquely Russian woodcarving techniques, to the work of these and other Russia-based charities as well as charities abroad.
With my boards I wanted to create something that was meaningful as well as beautiful - art with both culturally grounded and universal meaning, which would look attractive and modern in almost any interior space. I wanted to make something that could contribute to a good cause at the same time that it contributed to making a house a home.
By buying “Woodcarving boards for charity” you are helping people in need; people who, for different reasons, have found themselves in a difficult position in their lives. In addition, you are supporting the dream of an artist working to modernize traditional Russian decorative-applied arts, and make them an element of contemporary interior design. Indeed, owning a piece that ‘still remembers the master’s hand’ may help bring to your home too some of the peace and solace that we all need during this period of difficulty.
Natural wood boards take 12 days to complete, those with a painted border take 15 days.
Standard price - $200, international shipping - 30$.
In this picture I am wearing a t-shirt bought from a recent collaboration between the Nochlezka Foundation and local Moscow artists